Cooking gammon in coke is a popular method that infuses the meat with a unique sweetness and tenderness. The carbonation and sweetness of the coke create a flavorful cooking liquid that helps to break down the gammon’s fibers and impart a delicious taste. In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the steps to achieve a succulent and flavorful gammon joint cooked in coke. Let’s dive in and discover the magic of cooking gammon in this unexpected ingredient.
Succulent Gammon in Coke Recipe
- large pot
- Cutting board
- meat thermometer
- roasting pan
- gammon joint
- bay leave
- Place the gammon joint in a large pot or Dutch oven and cover it with water. Bring the water to a boil and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Drain the water and rinse the gammon under cold water to remove any impurities.
- Return the gammon joint to the pot and add the cola, onion quarters, crushed garlic, bay leaves, and black peppercorns.
- Add enough water to the pot to cover the gammon joint. Bring the liquid to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer.
- Cover the pot with a lid and let the gammon cook for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 70°C (160°F) when tested with a meat thermometer. This ensures that the gammon is cooked through.
- Once cooked, carefully remove the gammon joint from the pot and place it on a cutting board. Allow it to rest for a few minutes before slicing.
- If desired, you can transfer the gammon to a roasting pan and place it under the grill for a few minutes to achieve a caramelized glaze.
- Slice the gammon and serve it hot alongside your favorite sides such as roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, or a fresh salad.